Speed Trial - Flying 40m - Results

Here are the speed-trial results from the electronically timed "Flying 40m" on Sunday.

There are no group divisions or ribbons for this event - the winner of each wheel size gets to call themselves "the fastest Australian Unicyclist".

Trials - Final Results

The Expert Open Male category in the trials competition came down to a repeat of the Uninats 2010 battle between Joel Gleeson and Kevin Wharton, tied on 30 points each after completing every line in the Trials course.

This year Joel turned the tables and emerged the victor, claiming the title of Australian National Unicycle Trials Champion! We hope to have video soon - look for the Photos and Videos link.

The trials winners in each group are shown below.  Ribbons will be posted out. Individual results will be published when we type up the full event results.

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Uninats 2012 - Post-Nats News

The events of Uninats 2012 have finished, but the fun goes on!

Photos and Videos

Please send us links to your photos and videos and we'll collect them here on the web site.

Video Prize

There is also a prize of a Unicycle.com voucher for the best Uninats 2012 video received by the 30th of April, so break out the Final Cut or After-Effects and get cracking!

Final Results

Trials results will be up on the web site very soon. Once they are worked out we will start on the stack of pointscore cards.

There are still various prizes and vouchers to be awarded once we have all the final results - stay tuned!

AUS Records

The AUS records table on the website will be updated as far as we can, but please check your own times and let us know if you think you have a new record that we miss.

 

Official Uninats 2012 Program

The full Uninats 2012 Program of Events is now available as a PDF.

The program has all the venue information, maps, timetables and other information you need to find your way around and enjoy Uninats 2012.

You can print your own colour copy, or pick up a black & white one at the registration desk on arrival.

Pick the "brochure" version below if you can print double sided and would like to make your own A5 booklet.

Pick the "linear" version for regular printing on A5 or "2-up" on A4 paper.

The Uninats 2012 Movie Party

The Uninats Unicycle Party will be held on Saturday night at the Collingwood Gym (after all the daytime events).

Entry is free for all registered participants, and there will be music, lots of unicycle games and dinner whilst we watch the Video competition.

We will be collecting pizza from a nearby pizza shop - place your order before 3pm at the registration desk. You are also welcome to bring your own food & soft drink instead.

The theme for the party is 'Movies' - you can interpret this however you like, and come as a movie star, special effects monster or even the director! As long as you can still play red-rover, sumo, dodge ball and gladiators!

The Good Brew Company will be bringing their own locally made organic soft drink selection, on an unusual cycle.

Sunshine Unicycles

Sunshine Unicycles, Pomono/Noosa

Workshops and Rides on the Sunshine Coast

Keep an eye on Sunshine Unicycles Face Book page for rides and workshops. Rides or workshops most Sundays..

Contact andy [at] sunshineunicycles [dot] com (Andrew Flanagan) for confirmation and further details.

Call out to Newcastle riders

A young unicyclist has just moved to Newcastle, NSW and is looking for other riders, particularly anyone interested in setting up a hockey team. If you are in the Newcastle area and want to link up, contact the aus_newsletter [at] unicycling [dot] org [dot] au (Newsletter Editor) to be put in touch.

Uninats 2012 - Melbourne 9th-12th March - Daily Timetable

Uninats 2012 is less than a week away!

The Official Program is now available for download.

The timetable below is no longer being updated and may become out of date - check the program for the final word.


Friday 9th March 2012
Location Time  Activity
     

South Bank Ride

MAP

Afternoon

Meet 3.45pm for 4pm departure.

South West Sydney Unicycling Club

SWS Unicycling Club are the current Australian Unicycle Hockey & Unicycle Basketball champions. 

 

Thursday nights 6:00 - 7:30pm - Freestyle skills, hockey skills, skills for new riders, & half court basketball.

Saturdays 9:00 - 10:30am -  Unicycle hockey, new riders still welcome

Riverwood YMCA, Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre, 150 Belmore Rd North, Riverwood.

New riders welcome!

Bring plastic pedals and maybe a helmet.

Contact Ashley Curtis - abcurtis_au [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au - for more information. Map:

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Marathon riders gear up - for the 2012 unicycle marathon in Duesseldorf, Germany

Time to get those big wheels in training for the 10th International Unicycle Marathon Competition to be held on 29th April 2012 in Duesseldorf/Germany. As part of the METRO Group Marathon Duesseldorf (run on foot), each year organisers hold a separate unicycle competition, the only event of this kind in the world.

2011 saw more than 70 unicyclists from Germany and abroad taking part. In 2012, unicyclists will have the unique opportunity to ride in front of more than 400,000 excited spectators right across the city center and some suburbs of Duesseldorf, without care for traffic lights and road rules. Unicyclists from outside Germany are very welcome to take part.

The registration fee for the event will vary between 45 and 70 EUR, depending on the time of registration. Registration is due before 15th of April 2012.

For information: www.metrogroup-marathon.de
and afterwards at: www.rmsv-duesseldorf.de www.rmsv-duesseldorf.de
See also: http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90521

German man makes short work of 127 beer bottles, on a unicycle...

Ok, so this is seriously crazy.  Lutz Eichholz, a 25 year old German, has made his bid for a world record attempt of riding a unicycle over an 8.93 metre line up of beer bottles.  The story was picked up by the The Sun in the UK and has some fab photos of Lutz' attempt.  Great stuff!

Video Competition - 2012 UniNats

After last year’s successful video competition the AUS is proud to announce we will be holding another competition for the 2012 edition of UniNats. The videos can cover any aspect of unicycling. We will hold a movie night at the UniNats where the videos will be judged by the audience.

The video should be no more than five minutes long and in Standard Definition format. High Definition format may not work with our equipment. To enter simply bring your movie to the competition and notify the organisers of your intention to enter.

UniNats 2012 Poster Competition Results

Thank you to all the people who entered the competition. Congratulations to Tiffany for her winning design.  For her efforts Tiffany has won free entry to the 2012 UniNats being held in Melbourne, 9th - 12th March.

Please feel free to post it up on your school, business, community notice boards or even a local bike shop.  The more people who know about the event the better.

Uninats 2012 Poster

Click the image to see full size, or click here to download.

 

Yunnanuni Tour

Well the Yunnanuni Tour is over and congratulations to all the unicyclists who took part. A diary of the tour with photos of this gorgeous trip through China can be accessed on the official Yunnanui web site and the 2Tyred web site.  Check out the photos and video of the amazing countryside! 

Hockey Gold at the Asia Pacific Unicycle Championships!

Welcome home to the Australian team from the Asia Pacific Unicycle Championships held in Seoul, Sth Korea this August.

This was a wonderful and huge event that has continued the tradition initiated in Singapore in 2007, bringing together teams from five Asia Pacific countries – Australia, China (Hong Kong), Japan, Korea, Singapore.

Team Australia boasted Ashley Curtis, Cris Bailiff, Matt Price, Rochelle Braaf, Ty Peters and Tynan Rollo from Sydney, George Cara from Melbourne, and David Buchanan, Rod Lambert and Tom Lambert from Canberra.

Day 1

The athletics competition on the first day was an impressive sight, held in a beautiful sports stadium. With over 400 unicyclists competing, the vast majority of whom were Korean youngsters, there was a fantastic energy to the competition.

Given the number of competitors, races were mixed by gender but had designated age categories including open and masters age categories. The Australians competed in every event - the 100m, 400m, 400m relay, 30m wheel walk, 50m one footed, obstacle course and slow-board - with ability not being a criteria in some events!

Despite the hot and steamy conditions, Ashley Curtis won his 100m heat to compete in the final. He came in 4th overall (showing just how fast some young members of the Japanese team were!) in a time that set a new Australian record.